bad vs awful: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: Bad or awful

How to spell Bad?

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Badverb

with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')

Badnoun

that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency

Badadjective

very intense

Badadjective

not capable of being collected

Badadjective

reproduced fraudulently

Badadjective

physically unsound or diseased

Badadjective

not working properly

Badadjective

feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone

Badadjective

not financially safe or secure

Badadjective

feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')

Badadjective

(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition

Badverb

very much; strongly

Badadjective

below average in quality or performance

Badadjective

capable of harming

Badadjective

characterized by wickedness or immorality

Badadjective

having undesirable or negative qualities

Badadjective

nonstandard

awfuladjective

offensive or even (of persons) malicious

awfulverb

used as intensifiers

awfuladjective

inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence

awfuladjective

causing fear or dread or terror

awfuladjective

inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

awfuladjective

extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

awfuladjective

exceptionally bad or displeasing

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